Country Practice Retreat - May 2021

Stamford Grand, Glenelg

We are pleased to host another of the highly acclaimed rural retreats where over 50 rural doctors have so far attended. Doctors' Health SA invite rural doctors to attend a Country Practice Retreat in May 2021.

This event is supported by a Grant from Rural Doctors Workforce Agency and we have engaged original facilitator, Ms Maria Gardiner, from ThinkWell to lead this workshop.

The program has been rigorously evaluated and the results show that over 80% of rural doctors who have attended have made significant and lasting changes in their life.

Rural Doctors attending this Retreat will:

· discover that they have choices which ultimately influence their quality of life

· make decisions about what they would like to change to improve their lives as rural GPs

· develop strategies (including time management, communication, self-talk, self-awareness, saying no, dealing with -perfectionism etc) to assist with change

· deal with obstacles or barriers to change, including internal (self-talk, high expectations, perfectionism) and external (workload, others’ demands, lack of resources, financial and family pressures) barriers

· network with other rural doctors and share strategies for dealing with the challenges of rural practice

MAY DATES: Starting 9am Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd (finishing at noon on Sunday)

There is no registration fee thanks to the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency and some financial support is available for accommodation and where travel is significant. Doctors’ Health SA encourages doctors to bring their families for the weekend as well.

**To ensure the full impact of the program numbers are limited to 10 rural doctor participants.


Registrations are not yet open but you can email Kiara Cannizzaro, Program Manager, to express an interest to attend.

“This has been accredited by MIGA for 5 Risk Management points"

What previous participants said about the Retreats:

“For the first time in 12 months I’ve actually been relaxed”

“Highlighted some of the simple ways I can decrease time commitments at work and increase the time with family"